Lead System Architect, Dispute Systems Architecture

  • Foster City, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

As the world's leader in digital payments technology, Visa's mission is to connect the world through the most creative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company's dedication to innovation drives the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and fuels the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce.

At Visa, your individuality fits right in. Working here gives you an opportunity to impact the world, invest in your career growth, and be part of an inclusive and diverse workplace. We are a global team of disruptors, trailblazers, innovators and risk-takers who are helping drive economic growth in even the most remote parts of the world, creatively moving the industry forward, and doing meaningful work that brings financial literacy and digital commerce to millions of unbanked and underserved consumers.

You're an Individual. We're the team for you. Together, let's transform the way the world pays.

Job Description

VISA is seeking a Lead Systems Architect in the Dispute Systems Architecture organization responsible for maintaining the Dispute platform technology strategy, roadmaps, architecture, and technology governance for VISA’s global dispute management system known as Visa Resolve Online. Visa Resolve Online (VROL) is a web-based application that enforces the rules and workflow of disputes. VROL is a mandated service that is crucial to the Visa brand promise of providing secure and reliable payment services by ensuring that cardholders, merchants, and issuing financial institutions have a clear dispute process and enabling technology, making resolution of disputed transactions fast and easy.

The successful candidate will be comfortable navigating challenging forces in the dynamic payments space and working in a fast-paced environment while implementing strategies and processes that enable the organization to innovate and grow. 

This position is based in Foster City, California.

As a VROL Lead System Architect, you will work with the guidance of Chief Systems Architects to:

  • Provide architectural and technical leadership across stakeholder functions
  • Define VROL’s short and long-term roadmaps, and help set the vision for the organization
  • Collaborate with the Product Office, Development, Test Engineering groups, Operations, and software vendors to identify and define solutions for complex, global business requirements
  • Collaborate with the Product Office, Development, Test Engineering groups, Operations, and software vendors to identify and define solutions for complex, global business requirements
  • Apply creative thinking/approaches to determine technical solutions that further business goals and align with corporate technology strategies, keeping in mind reliability, security, flexibility, and cost
  • Collaborate with internal partners to define application standards, conventions, and best practices including compliance with security requirements
  • Remain current on evolving technologies and anticipate technological evolution that could be leveraged to enhance current architectures and build durable new ones
  • Oversee the evaluation and selection of third-party software packages, as well as the design of standard application configuration of these packages
  • Participate in application performance testing and capacity planning  Facilitate application proof of concepts
  • Think strategically: See patterns and relationships in information and events; clarify and simplify complex information; anticipate trends and possibilities that may lead to new business opportunities; consistently think and act “ahead of the curve;” anticipate and effectively respond with urgency.

Qualifications

Basic

  • 10 years of work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or at least 8  years of work experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Master’s / MBA/  PhD)  or at least 3 years of work experience with a PhD

Preferred

  • 12-15 years of  work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or 8-10 years of experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD or PhD)or 6+ years of experience with a PhD
  • Advanced degree in a technical field such as computer science and computer engineering
  • Proven experience managing the software architecture of highly available enterprise level multi-tier applications and services utilizing tools and technologies including Microservices, Kubernetes, Kafka, DB2 database and distributed NoSQL databases
  • Expertise in micro services and containerization 
  • Outstanding verbal, written, presentation, facilitation, and interaction skills
  • Ability to provide technical leadership and consultation to resources at both peer and junior levels
  • Ability to represent technical and business issues and solutions to multiple levels internally and externally to support organizational plans
  • Ability to deliver creative and innovative solutions to requirements and constraints for multiple initiatives in parallel while working in a complex and fast-moving environment
  • Apply creative thinking/approach to determine technical solutions that further business goals and align with corporate technology strategies, keeping in mind security, performance, reliability, scalability, usability, flexibility, and cost
  • Previous experience in dispute processing systems
  • Previous experience in payments domain

Additional Information

Visa is an EEO Employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.  Visa will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.

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